Swedish Eco and Gots

Organic underwear + GOTS

What does organic clothes actually mean? What is GOTS that I see everywhere I read about sustainable fashion? How do I know something is actually organic?

We realize that it can be a lot of questions when thinking about either sustainable fashion and most of all organic clothes. So in this post we will explain the certification of GOTS for you all.

For us the definition of organic is something that being produced and grown without GMO, pesticides and fertilizers. How can we as a company control this? Well this is where GOTS come in. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. GOTS is:

“The worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.”

Of course we can not be 100%, but we try to keep a really close dialogue with all our suppliers so we can be sure everything is as good as it’s promise. Soon we also planning a trip down to the factory in China which are really excited for ūüôā

Any questions? Please hit us up and we happily answer them.

Swedish Eco supports we forest

Swedish Eco is a proud partner to WeForest

We want to contribute!
Everyday when we are working with our products we are thinking about how we can use them to create a conversation about the fashion industry and how it looks like today. We are thinking in terms of production, the raw material – in our case the cotton and the use of it. This is one part of how we want to contribute, the other one is about giving back.

Very early on we teamed up with We Forest, a global organisation that plant trees around the world. So for every product of Swedish Eco you buy you actually help us plant more trees.

Okay, great, but tell me what it is actually good for? (Copied directly from We Forest’s webpage)

  • Forests balance the Earth‚Äôs water-cycle essential for cooling our climate.
  • In addition, forests play another vital role in stabilising the climate by sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and fixing it into soils and biomass.
  • 50% of a tree‚Äôs biomass is carbon which remains stored, acting as a ‚Äėcarbon sink‚Äô, unless the tree decays or is burned.
  • Global forests are estimated to hold more CO2 than the atmosphere.

 

If you are curious to knowing more, please click in to their site and read more about tree planting and why it’s good for the environment.

Swedish Eco supports Weforest